Informational Notice of ePMAP in HRSA

HHS has provided NTEU with an informational notice that HRSA will implement an electronic PMAP.

Performance appraisalHHS provided an informational notice to NTEU that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) plans to implement an electronic Performance Management Appraisal Program (PMAP) called “ePMAP.” According to the notice, the PMAP would not change (no change to the elements and standards or to the formatting), but the electronic format would allow employees to upload feedback and responses directly into the system. The agency also claims that the ePMAP would eliminate the need to keep paper records, although the PMAP would be in a printable, PDF form. Per the notice, employees will be trained on how to use the ePMAP system prior to implementation. Continue reading “Informational Notice of ePMAP in HRSA”

ORA Disclosure of Information to State and Local Partners

FDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that ORA will implement a new SOP regarding “Disclosure of Information to State and Local Partners.”

FImage of files or records in hanging foldersDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that the Office of Regulatory Affairs plans to implement a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for “Disclosure of Information to State and Local Partners.” According to the notice, the SOP sets forth the procedures related to the sharing of non-public information with state and local (including tribal) government officials pursuant to requests for information the FDA receives per 21 C.F.R. § 20.88 (20.88 requests). The SOP pertains to all requests for non-public information submitted to the FDA from state government officials and agencies that OSPOP’s Division of Information Disclosure Policy staff receives and handles. A copy of the proposed SOP and list of impacted bargaining unit employees (BUEs) is available upon request from an impacted BUE. Continue reading “ORA Disclosure of Information to State and Local Partners”

Disclosing Information Pursuant to 20.88 Single Signature Agreements

FDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that ORA will implement a new SOP regarding “Disclosing Information Pursuant to 20.88 Single Signature Agreements.”

Documents filed in hanging foldersFDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) plans to implement a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for “Disclosing Information Pursuant to 20.88 Single Signature Agreements.” According to the notice, the SOP sets forth the procedures for sharing non-public information with state and local (including tribal) government officials pursuant to single-signature 20.88 agreements (SSAs) (also known as a Long-Term Food Information Sharing Agreement). The SOP will apply to ORA when reviewing requests for non-public information submitted by state government officials pursuant to a previously executed SSA. A copy of the proposed SOP is available upon request to impacted bargaining unit employees.

NTEU has requested a briefing and to bargain this change. If you have any comments or questions, please contact your chapter president.